Climate and Agriculture in the Southeast

When to prune fruit trees

Now that winter is here, fruit growers are thinking about winter care of their trees and bushes. Did you know that the time you choose to prune your fruit trees depends on the weather conditions? Pruning in fall can prevent sugars from moving to the roots of muscadines where they…
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Georgia’s Peach Farmers Hoping for Colder Winter This Year

Clint Thompson of UGA reported on Georgia peach farmers’ hopes that this winter will provide more chill hours for their trees than the last two winters. Last year in particular was particularly devastating for peaches with consistently above-normal temperatures leading to less than half the usual number of chill hours,…
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